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Advanced Level

Approx. 5 months to complete

Suggested 6 hours/week

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Subtitles: English, Spanish

What you will learn

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    Understand the detailed architecture and components of a self-driving car software stack

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    Implement methods for static and dynamic object detection, localization and mapping, behaviour and maneuver planning, and vehicle control

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    Use realistic vehicle physics, complete sensor suite: camera, LIDAR, GPS/INS, wheel odometry, depth map, semantic segmentation, object bounding boxes

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    Demonstrate skills in CARLA and build programs with Python

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Advanced Level

Approx. 5 months to complete

Suggested 6 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish

How the Specialization Works

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Hands-on Project

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When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

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There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Introduction to Self-Driving Cars

4.8
536 ratings
100 reviews
Course2

State Estimation and Localization for Self-Driving Cars

4.6
196 ratings
36 reviews
Course3

Visual Perception for Self-Driving Cars

4.6
121 ratings
15 reviews
Course4

Motion Planning for Self-Driving Cars

4.8
81 ratings
14 reviews

Instructors

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Steven Waslander

Associate Professor
Aerospace Studies
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Jonathan Kelly

Assistant Professor
Aerospace Studies

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • Each course is intended to take 4-6 weeks, roughly one week per module. At this pace, the entire Specialization will take you 4-6 months to complete.

  • See the list of prerequisites provided in Module 0 of Course 1. The most important ones are familiarity with linear algebra, calculus, probability theory, and kinematic and dynamic modeling. Some exposure to computer vision, AI or robotics is also useful.

  • The courses are mostly independent and self-paced, so it is possible to mix the order of the courses based on your interests. The only exception is that Course 1 provides a valuable overview of an autonomous vehicle in terms of hardware and software, so we recommend starting with Course 1.

  • You will be able to develop basic implementations of all the main components of an autonomous car software stack, including localization and mapping solutions, object detection and drivable surface detection methods, motion planning approaches and vehicle controllers. You'll be ready to enter the industry with a strong overview of the core requirements and challenges in self-driving development, and you'll have experience with simulating these vehicles in the CARLA simulator.

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